BMH Spinal Health Level 1 Class Begins April 30

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Services will offer its seven week course “Standing Tall Spine Health: Level 1” beginning Monday, April 30 in the BMH Exercise Room.

The program is designed for individuals diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis, or those at risk for low bone mass. Each class consists of a brief educational session followed by guided exercise. Education topics include instruction in safe movement for fracture prevention, strength and flexibility exercises for improved body alignment, and nutrition for bone health.

Classes take place from 4:00 to 5:00 PM  every Monday through June 18. Registration is required and the fee is $50. Contact the BMH Rehabilitation Services department at 802-257-8255 for more information or to register.

Osteoporosis is often called the “silent thief” because it is often advanced before any signs or symptoms occur. Research shows that physical activity helps to maintain healthy bones, reduce falls and decrease the risk of fractures.